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IMPORTANT NOTICE
STWR has launched a new website:
www.sharing.org

This older website is no longer being updated and is due to be closed down within the next few weeks.

All of STWR’s own content has been transferred to the new website, but most of the third-party content currently on the old site will soon be unavailable.

If you have any questions, contact info@sharing.org

Writers

Jeremy Seabrook
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Since 1963, Jeremy Seabrook has been writing for publications such as: New Society, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, New Statesman, New Internationalist, etc. He has also written over forty published books. His articles are frequently republished on this site and can be accessed below.
The Fugitive Humanity of City Spaces

The emergence of a significant middle class – who demand increasing space for their accommodation – means that the urban poor are everywhere being constricted to a decreasing proportion of land. In these city spaces they exist as a ‘fugitive humanity’, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

Press Release: Megaslumming - The Future of Urban Shantytowns

Press release: Share The World's Resources will be hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday 24th February 2010 at the Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International, London, EC2A 3EA, 18:30 – 20.00, followed by a drinks reception.

A Business Climate

Market fundamentalism has proven incapable of preventing multiple financial crises and catastrophic climate change. Yet even global warming is being sold as a business opportunity, proving that the economy still prevails over planetary integrity, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

Myths of Victorian Squalor

Public opinion is divided on whether slums are poor communities grappling heroically with disadvantage, or hotbeds of antisocial behaviour. If slum dwellers were supported to get on with their lives in safety, the malign mythology about slums would fade away, says Jeremy Seabrook.

Obama and the Illusion of Leadership

We praise the charismatic American candidate and damn our prime minister, but neither holds sway on what rules our lives, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

Slash-and-Burn Economics Caused the Blade Crimewave

Moral panic over knife crime in the UK ignores the link between rampant consumer capitalism and social disintegration, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

Consuming Passions

Everything that can be done to bring the age of heroic consumption to its close should be done, says Jeremy Seabrook.

Richly Undeserved

The working class may have failed Marx's vision, but the new 'grave-diggers of capitalism' will almost certainly turn out to be those who have gutted the earth of its treasures.

Disappearing the Poor

As if to demonstrate that poverty is now a residual issue in the world, the poor are being slowly eliminated from the imagery of the busy global media.

Unnatural Disasters

The devastation of the cyclone in Bangladesh is inseparable from a long, painful political calamity

Substituting Wealth for Freedom: The Greatest Impoverishment of All

Wealth as a substitute for freedom is, perhaps, the greatest impoverishment of all. It suggests, even if only as metaphor, that Marx's prediction of growing misery in the world has not been nullified by the quasi-limitless expansion of material goods, says Jeremy Seabrook.

More Money, More Problems

Our cult-like devotion to a healthy economy leads us to ignore the effect it has on our society - and to blame human nature for its ravages.

Alienation Can be a Humane Response to Globalisation

Attempts to understand why young people in the UK may grow so profoundly estranged from its values that they become home-grown terrorists have been prohibited by politicians, under the pretext that to do so would represent justification for acts of terrible violence, argues Jeremy Seabrook.